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that retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the coalition that pushed saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. bob scales on the phone with us now. general scales you wrote a book called certain victory and you have a lot of knowledge of the history of the iraq war but personal knowledge with this man. you call him truly the first great american hero after vietnam. your thoughts? >> that is exactly right, harris. remember, i come from the same generation as general schwarzkopf and the vector was the vindication of my generation report vietnam generation because it was our first great military victory after defeat in vietnam and he took that personally. i knew general schwarzkopf well, going back to his time as a major in the pentagon. he also carried in his sack this rock that had the sigma that went with the defeat in vietnam. when defeated the iraqi military in the plains of iraq, when was able to do that one of the first things he said at the truce tent was this is a vindication for my generation, harris. so detail on his life, general scales, many people may
' norman schwarzkopf has died. >>> 16 deaths blamed on the most recent winter storm with another one on the way. >>> a fiscal milk cliff could be humaning. thieves clean out a walmart, including guns, and bears over the bruins in the holiday bowl. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, december 28th, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. even as the finger pointing continues on capitol hill this morning there is new hope for a deal to avoid that pass cal cliff. president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders later today. nbc's danielle leigh joins us live with the latest on capitol hill. danielle what is the datest in terms of what we can expect in the next coming days and the likelihood that they can reach a deal? >> reporter: mara, good morning. well, this meeting that is the last meeting at the white house is going to be integral. they need to see progress in this meeting if they're going to get a deal done before midnight on monday. as you know, the senate keim back early from the christmas holiday yesterday. but they d
four star general norman schwarzkopf died in his home in tampa, florida. the cause of death is unknown. he was 78. the hard-champing general widely known as "stormin' norman" was most famous for leading the victory in 1991. under schwarzkopf's command he took six weeks to drive saddam hussein's army out of kuwait. he earned two purple hearts. ed white house is calling schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell said of his friend that he, quote, not only inspired his troops but as inspired the nation. schwarzkopf is survived by his wife brenda and his three children. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in houston recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis which has triggered a series of complications. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail yesterday, a spokesman said the former president hasn't lost his sense of humor. quotes mr. bush, he asked to, quote, please put the harp back in the closet. the family spokesperson joked i'm thinking heaven haven't seen a barrage of prayers like this since "it's a wonderful life." >>> yet another
. >> thank you. harris: america is saying good-bye to american legend. general norman schwarzkopf has died. he is known for his name mouse leadership in operation desert storm and for decades of service to our nation. >> you're better equipped. >> reporter: the commander of u.s.-led international coalition forces that drove saddam hussein out of kuwait in 1991 has died. general herbert norman schwarzkopf was a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam as more popularly known to the public as "stormin' norman". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-ch
-star general norman schwarzkopf died thursday at his home in tampa, florida. he was 78. the hard-charging general, was most famous for leading coalition forces to victory during the first persian gulf war in 1991. under his command it took troops just six weeks to drive saddam hussein's army out of kuwait. gener schwarzkopf is survived by his wife brenda and their three children. >>> former president george h.w. bush are main street in intensive care this morning. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail, a spokesperson said for the family said that the president hasn't lost his sense of humor. of the recent outpouring of concern and support, the family spokesperson said, i don't think that the heaven hasn't seen a barrage of prayer since it's a wonderful life. >>> parts of the northeast and midwest are still digging out from the last two winter storms, which has left as much 65% of the country covered in snow as of thursday morning. snowfall totals in parts of new york and vermont range from 10 to 16 inches. folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are ou
. >> reporter: general h. norman schwarzkopf received military acclaim as a war hero. he led the desert storm, a coalition of 30 countries that successfully drove forces out of saddam hussein's group. >> we're very proud to be able to do this. >> reporter: schwarzkopf was born in 134 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam. his name name was stormin' norman referring to his notoriously exploding temper. >> going around and little, is that why -- >> around, through, over the top, underneath, and any other way. >> reporter: desert storm topped his 34-year career. general bush awarded him ahmedal of freedom and he was welcomed back on american soil. the self-proclaimed political independent dismissed suggestions he run for office. he campaigned for former president george w. bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of iraq. schwarzkopf retired to tampa, florida, where he served his last assignment as kmanltder in chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. teresa 135 homes and businesses remain wi
remembering general norman schwarzkopf. >> and have gun, will teach. hundreds of educators get a hands-on lesson in firearms. controversial proposal. good morning. welcome to "early start." 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> it is the last friday of 2012. i've just had that pointed out to us. one final desperate attempt to dodge the fiscal cliff, just four days left before we go over the edge triggers tax hikes, spending cuts that could send the nation back into recession. the president calling for members of the congress the back. a gang of six attending. vice president biden, harry reid, house minority leader nancy pelosi, mitch mcconnell and john boehner representing the republicans. brianna keilar is live from washington. is anybody optimistic that a deal could be done today around a table? >> i will tell you the optimism is sort of sinking. senate majority leader harry reid said he doesn't see how it can get done by january 1st. we heard from president obama before he left from his vacation that he was optimistic. logistically the white house will tell you it's possible. when you listen t
, this time. >>> a final salute to general norman schwarzkopf. he died yesterday after complications from pneumonia. >>> plus an aide to president george h.w. bush. >>> who was the biggest political winner in 2012 and why? tweet me or find me on facebook. >>> tributes are pouring in today for german norman schwarzkopf. nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temp. the general died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. his was known for his colorful, very blunt-talking style, credited for devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in the first gulf war. >> if they're dumb enough to attack they'll pay a powerful force. >> i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great strategist, he's neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art. >>> president obama calling general norman schwarzkopf, an original who stood tall for his country and the army he loved. most importantly president george h.w. bush issued a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true am
: nicknamed "stormin'norman" norman schwarzkopf was an american original. he used his prewar briefings to try to scare saddam hussein into backing down. >> the iraqis are dumb enough to attack, they are going to pay a terrible price for it. >> they dare come across that border and come down here, i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, schwarzkopf was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces with a sweeping army movement. >> instead of battering away at the fourth-largest army in the world, he en circled it. i think a lot of american troops are alive today because of his sense of strategy. >> reporter: former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us and then we fine-tuned it a little bit or asked it be fine-tuned. but he was a great soldier. >> reporter: in the first war, televised in real-time, general schwarzkopf's briefings made him a matinee idol. >> i would describe that report as bovine scatology. the simple fact of the m
house is calling general norman schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell says america lost a great patriot and great soldier. the commander of "operation desert storm" died thursday from complications of pneumonia. as bob orr reports, schwartzzkopf was one of the world's celebrated leaders since world war ii. >> reporter: the nation came to know him as he delivered fiery briefings during the 1991 persian gulf war. >> the simple fact of the matter is that now, every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground it's running away. >> reporter: commanding the american-led coalition to remove saddam hussein's forces from kuwait schwarzkopf was front and center as america watched its first live televised war. for more than a month, smart bombs and cruise missiles struck strategic iraqi targets then in "operation desert storm" schwarzkopf flankd iraqi troops with a surprising and aggressive ground campaign. in 100 hours coalition forces destroyed the iraqi amply and instilled confidence in the u.s. military. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military
. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with th
. >>> >>> tributes are pouring in for general norman schwarzkopf, stormin' norman he was known for. schwarzkopf was 78. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back at work next week. she's been at home for three weeks, recovering from the stomach flu, when she fainted and suffered a concussion. clinton promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> former president h.w. bush is in intensive care, still in intensive care this morning. the 88-year-old is being treated for an elevated fever. doctors were initially treating bush for bronchitis and a cough when he was first hospitalized last month. his family says they are confidence he'll be released soon. >>> ford living up to its go further tag line. over the next two years the automaker says it will spend $773 million to expand six manufacturing plants in southeastern michigan. the investment will add more than 2,300 jobs in the state and it's part of ford's pledge in october to add 12,000 jobs and invest more than $6 billion in the u.s. by 2015. >>> sticking with our auto theme
his retirement. retired general norman schwarzkopf died of complication pneumonia. he is best known for leading international forces in iraq in 19991 against sad a.m. hussein's envision of kuwait. >>> another person is pushed in front of a subway, the second time this happened in just a month. police say a man was standing on a platform what woman shoved him into the train's path. witnesses say she was watching the man and was mumbling to herself and currently they are trying to track her down. earlier a man was shoved in front of a train in times square a homeless man has been charged with his murder. >>> in two days, there's possible strike that could affect the port of baltimore. dock workers could be walking out if a contract with the shipping companies is not settled. linda so is live this morning at federal hill and linda, how could this strike impact us? >> reporter: well the port of baltimore is a main economic generator in maryland. if longshoremen go on strike everything in the cargo from toys to electronics would not make it off containers into the stores. as you can imag
th. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf, commander of forces in desert shield and desert storm died. he commanded a u.s.-led coalition which drove forces under saddam hussein out of kuwait. george is to be bush said that the general epitomized the to become a service, a country creed that has defended the country's freedom and the defense secretary described the four-star army general as one of the great military giants of the 20 century. next, an interview with the retired general on his autobiography. >> general norman schwarzkopf author of "it doesn't take a hero." "almost every soldier in -- almost every general in desert shield served in vietnam. how much did this impact the rest of your career? >> it had more impact than any other experience i had in my entire military career. many of the decisions that i made in desert storm and desert shield or a direct result of things that we have learned from our vietnam experience. maybe not things that have gone well. you learn just as much piscine things done wrong. you say, i never do i
of general norman schwarzkopf. and a double agent tells us how facebook was used to infiltrate al qaeda. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> the house and republican have left town. the negotiations between the president and speaker have fallen apart. you can't legislate with yourself. >>> republicans have bent over backward. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. >> washington scrambles to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> president obama has asked the congressional leaders to meet at the white house today. >> if they cannot reach a deal, the economists warn that could trigger another recession. >> are they going to avoid a fiscal cliff, eric? [ laughter ] as stormin' norman has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition and forced saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. >>> some of the same states are bracing for yet another round of snow. >>> more than 14,000 longshoreman plans to walk out on sunday. >> if the strike happens, we're going to be in trouble. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his de
norman schwarzkopf passed away yesterday. he was 78 years old. lou is joining us from connecticut. conversation about the fiscal cliff. now down to the wire. caller: washington, d.c., the belly of the beast. we have a $16 trillion deficit right now. we have the deficit because of social security, medicaid, medicare, welfare, food stamps -- all policies put into effect by the democratic party. everything is socialism. thomas jefferson said it best -- the republic is doomed. people sacrifice -- i'm a libertarian. i am more objective. i'm not a republican or democrats. i have to wonder if i want to live in this country. 29% of americans got some kind of assistance when ronald reagan was president. i have to consider and i'm considering moving to a tropical island and watching america go down the drain. we need to abolish social security, medicare, and medicaid. host: i will stop you there. we appreciate your thoughts. joseph says -- will go back to stay but by the president on the passing of norman schwarzkopf. host: "his legacy will e ndure." back to your calls. caller: good morning
to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, morning.. general "stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. >>> reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours. >> this is sand from the liberated beaches of kuwait is what this is. and we're very proud to be able to -- >> reporter: schwartzkopf was born in 1934 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam becoming a highly decorated combat soldier. his nickname was "stormin' norman," referring to his notoriously explosive temper. >> you're going a
of general norman schwarzkopf. tonight the story behind the name, that it turns out, he didn't like. he was a four star general after his tough talk and the action that followed. his troops battling rocky forces from kuwait in 100 hours of the first gulf war. it turns out, the general known for his swift victories, didn't like that nickname, preferring the one his troops called him, the bear. while he was tough, he had a gentle side, honest and candid in this moment with barbara walters. >> were you ever scared? >> sure. i've been scared in every war i've ever been in. >> if you could meet saddam hussein, what would you ask him or say to him? >> get out of town. >> a west point grad and decorated officer for his time in vietnam, he spent his entire life in the army. when saddam hussein invaded kuwait in 1990, stormin' norman became a household name. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he as a soldier. other than that, he's a great military
. obviously, that was general norman schwarzkopf on the screen who passed away yesterday. i have a lasting memory of general schwarzkopf who served in the war in vietnam as well as obviously gulf storm i. there was a woman from iowa, her name was peg mullan. she wrote a book about the death of her son, michael mullen. the name of the book was "friendly fire." and norman schwarzkopf was the battalion commander, then a kernconcer colonel, and she was so approachable to peg mullan, so human in his relations with peg mullan to sought to find out how her son was killed in vietnam. he died from friendly fire, which means he was killed in the confines of his own unit from shrapnel from american weapons fired, but it was so impressive to read about then the colonel, later to become norman schwarzkopf general, "time's" man of the year, so human. and just that clip we showed right then, compared to a lot of military officials who we see on tv, an actual human being who could emote. i hope i don't make a mistake, things like that. interesting, at least to me. >> very interesting. i grew up. i was in
. the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero. general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman or bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991 during operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush, who organized the coalition, approved a statement, he's still in intensive care. but he says general norman schwarzkopf epitomizeed the country creed and seen this great nation through its most trying international crisis. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. norm normal received honors for serving in vietnam. he was 78 years old. >>> speaking of george bush, the bush family says put away the harps. they are confident he will soon be out of intensive care. he has an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. his chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist
'mon, perry, you don't think they can solve it? i'm joking. thank you both. >>> general norman schwarzkopf died thursday in tampa from complications from pneumonia. in 1991, known as stormin' norman oversaw "operation desert storm" the first persian gulf war that forced iraq out kuwait. he was 78 years old. how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. >>> states are giving up on washington. they're taking up gun legislation on their own. seven states and growing are proposing gun legislation right now to allow teachers or other schoolworkers to carry firearms in schools. the last time a major piece of legislation on guns was passed was during the ronald reagan presidency, and the year before the brady bill. then they are states like indiana and utah that already have laws allowing teachers to have guns. this week they were hol
as a liberator, not a conqueror. tributes pouring in for general norman schwarzkopf. he died yesterday in tampa, florida. he became a household name in the '90s when he led coalition forces in first gulf war. he once told larry king he hated war. president obama called schwarzkopf's death the loss of an american original. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back in the office next week. clinton has been recuperating at home from a stomach flu and a concussion suffered when she fainted and fell. her doctors have told her not to travel overseas for the next few weeks. but she is expected to testify before congress on the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> put the harps back in the closet. that's the word from former president george h.w. bush's chief of staff. she says the condition of the 88-year-old former president is not dire. his family is expressing confidence that he will soon be released from an intensive care unit. he's been treated for a high fever at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in new
from west point, again norman schwarzkopf could have defended our country and seen this great nation through our most trying international crisis. more than that he was a decent man and dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to has wife brenda and his wonderful family. general h. norman schwarzkopf could have was 78 years old. gregg: those are just a few of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up, former president george h.w. bush himself is in a hospital right now. we've got an update on his health and what his staff is asking from the media today. patti ann: just when you maybe thought it was over, another storm is barreling toward the northeast. meteorologist maria molina is tracking its every move. gregg: we're learning more about the gunman who shot four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them right on the scene of a fire. the chilling note he left hine and what it says about the weapons he used. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop
's the oldest living former president. >>> let me just start by saying -- >> general norman schwarzkopf has died. he was the face of the persian gulf war, operation desert storm. leading a lightning fast ground assault that lasted just 100 hours. imagine that. his televised briefings became a staple of the war and made him a household name. he was already a decorated commander in vietnam. he retired with four stars after taking over the u.s. central command. defense secretary leon panetta calls him one of the great military giants of the 20th century. he died after complications from pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> in india, growing demonstrations after a woman was gang raped on a bus in gnu deli. she's fighting for her life in singapore. doctors say she has taken a turn for the worse and her vital signs are deteriorating. meanwhile protesters are growing angrier over the number of rapes in new delly. six expects have been arrested. protesters want tougher laws for rape and crimes against women. there were 572 reported rapes just last year and more than 600 reported so far this year. >>> ame
that retired general norman schwarzkopf one of the heroes of the first gulf war has died in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. as we know more we'll bring it to you. >>> lisa jackson announce shed is stepping down. why the prompt departure and could this be new initiatives like the keystone pipeline and might we get worse than she is? is this possible? chris warner, author of the new book "liberal war on transparency." you discovered she was using a secret e-mail as well. that's why you know a lot about her. why is she leaving? >> we revealed that she had a fake identity and it immediately became a question of when, not if, but last week the department of justice agree to begin producing 12,000 richard windsor, that's her alias or one of them i'm told by someone on the inside e-mail beings on epa regard on coal. it was probably a good time to get out given that a, she had to leave with the -- false identity. i'm sure she gets inundated by people complaining about her and trying to get any real business done might be difficult with an e-mail that everybody knows. do you buy that at all? >> th
the passing of stormin general norman schwarzkopf. and teachers learning how to shoot in case a gunman walks into their classroom. the man offering lessons were free. "starting point" begins right now. friday, december 28th. and our starting point, the pace in's economy and your take home pay on the chopping block. four days remain before the u.s. goes over the edge. that means tax hikes and spending cuts that could trigger another recession. congressional leaders will meet today at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. the full house not even expected to return to work until sunday. here is the guest list for today's showdown. the president, vice president biden, senate majority leader harry reid and house minority leader nancy pelosi on the democratic side. house speaker john boehner, mitch mcconnell representing the republicans. brianna keilar live from washington. what do we expect to happen today? any new offers from the president or house speaker? >> we don't know. right now, all eyes on the senate to see what senate majority leader harry reid can cobble together to get some republican support. tech
.s. army general whose temper earned him the name stormin' norman has died. general norman schwarzkopf was one of the most celebrated leaders in the post-vietnam era. he led forces in kuwait after "operation desert storm." the retired general died yesterday in tampa, florida. president obama says the country has lost an american original. he was 78 years old. >>> in the philippines, at least 11 people are dead after a tropical cyclone slammed the central part of the country. the storm brought heavy flooding, landslides as well. two people are still missing. now, earlier this month, more than 1,000 died when a typhoon swept through that very same area. >>> the florida man known as the dinosaur smuggler could face 17 years in prison. eric pleaded guilty to illegally buying and selling dinosaur skeletons and then slipping them by u.s. customs. sentencing is scheduled for april. the bones are being returned to their country of origin. >>> this is the most-watched singing contest in europe. it's got the glitz, the glamour, but -- >> it costs to perform, and it costs to stage it. and what do
and sew? i don't know. >> i think it was your daughter who said to you on the phone, norman schwarzkopf if you die i will never speak to you again. >> that was my wife. >> what is that story? >> the night the war was supposed to start, the decision was made 48 hours, i needed 48 hours -- we needed 48 hours to get everything rolling, to get the airplanes in the air, get the bombers loaded up, get the refueling set up. we needed 48 hours. after the january 15 deadline we got the word ok, it is a go. then you put all of that being in motion then there is nothing you do. you sit there. the night before the war was about to begin about 11:00 or 12:00 at night i did what most people do. i sat down and wrote a letter to my family. by this time, we heard all the stuff about chemical missiles and we did not know if they were going to fire chemical missiles and we were going to have mass casualties. we did not know what was going do happen. even though i talked to them on the phone, twice a week, it was important for me to sit down and write a letter to my family and tell them how i felt about th
deal signed, sealed and delivered. but first, an american military hero has died. norman schwarzkopf passed away in florida yesterday. popularly known an stormin' norm norman. he liberated kuwait from saddam hussein. general schwarzkopf was 78. we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more inv
for live crabs in san francisco could drop to 350 a pound by next week. >> general norman schwarzkopf is being remembered this morning. >> you're better trained, your better equipped and better lead. believe it or not in spite of mres you're even better fed, okay? but most of all, you're a lot tougher than they are. >> the 78 year old general died yesterday in florida from complications from new moan i can't. in 1991 he commanded the coalition of 30 countries that drove hussein's forces out of kuwait. >> meanwhile president obama released a statement saying in part our prayers are with the family who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation more secure because of his service. >> former president george h.w. bush also offered his condolences calling him in a statement a true american patriot. the 88 year old former president remains in intensive care at a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long time aid of the former president says he is unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but that he would tell well wishers put the harps back in the closet. >> they'
, juliet. let's talk about some of his greatest achievements. >> norman schwarzkopf was a american hero i never had the privilege of working for him myself. he was the right man in the right place at the right time for desert storm he was one of those increasingly rare generals who won his war. apart from the brilliant military operation desert storm. his real contribution. his unique contribution is that because he grew up in the middle east and spent time there he he understood the mentality and culture. he was able to per said the sad did is to allow half a million on the soil of saudi arabia without which the campaign wouldn't have worked. beyond that, he was an officer who really understood that sometimes you have to fight in vietnam he was courageous officer with three silver stars and other awards for battlefield heroism not just for pushing papers. schwarzkopf did anger people. >> juliet: storm minute norman. >> his thought was i don't have time for fools. if i can win this war and bring most of my soldiers home i don't care who likes me. as far as i'm concerned that's the attitud
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